Lagunitas Brewing Co. is reopening its Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary after a three-year hiatus that originally started as a pandemic precaution. The 300,000 sq-ft brewery in Douglas Park on April 13, which will include a 360-degree views of the brewing operation.
“We’ve missed our Windy City friends and family, who have been waiting and asking for this day to come. All I can say is thank you for your patience and welcome back,” said Paige Guzman, Lagunitas’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Reopening the TapRoom was no easy feat, but it was a labor of love. I’m proud of our incredible team who worked tirelessly to make this happen and reopen our doors to our fans once again.”
The Chicago spot will have different zones for different vibes. The downstairs tasting room, known as The Basement, will have interactive fun stuff like an oversized Jenga game and drum set. The main floor TapRoom is surrounded by glass and includes a stage for live music (and 32 draft lines). There’s also a network of catwalks 26 feet above the brewery for a unique bird’s-eye view of beer production.
This is a welcome bright spot for the former indie beer brand as it seeks to regain its on-premise prominence post-pandemic. The Lagunitas Seattle location closed its doors in December 2022.
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